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Behind the Dutch Terror Threat Video: The St. Petersburg “Troll Factory” Connection

At 13:30:09 GMT on 18 January 2016, a new YouTube channel called ПАТРИОТ (“Patriot”) uploaded its first video, titled (in Ukrainian) “Appeal of AZOV fighters to the Netherlands on a referendum about EU – Ukraine.” The video depicts six soldiers holding guns, supposedly from the notorious far-right, ultra-nationalist Azov Battalion, speaking in Ukrainian before burning a Dutch flag. In the video, the supposed Azov fighters threaten to conduct terrorist attacks in

Fake: Azov Battalion continues to threaten the Netherlands

Another sinister video has appeared on a YouTube channel which purports to be the work of Ukraine’s controversial Azov Battalion. Last month a video appeared in Russian media in which Azov members were apparently threatening to exact retribution if Dutch people voted “no” in the scheduled April referendum about whether the Dutch Government should support the European Union-Ukraine association agreement. The real Azov Battalion immediately posted a rebuttal calling the

LifeNews’ Fake: Russian Drummer from “Metal Corrosion” Forced to Serve in Azov Battalion

The Russian website LifeNews reported that the drummer of the Russian band “Коррозия металла” (Metal Corrosion), Andrey Martynenkov, was forced into Ukrainian military service and to serve in a musical platoon of the voluntary Azov regiment. The source of this information was not Martynenkov himself, but the leader of the band, Sergey Troitskiy. “They seized the drummer directly on the street, during his visit to relatives in Rovno,” Troitskiy said.

Weekly newscast from StopFake team. Number 45 (dubbed)

StopFakeNews #45. The shelling of Mariupol, the Black Sea, and “Ukrs”. In this issue: The RF Ministry of Defense calls an SSU video a montage; NTV erroneously claims that the OSCE accuses the Ukrainian Army of shelling Mariupol; a representative of the “Donetsk People’s Republic” scaremongers on Russia-1 while discussing the Azov Regiment; and a story about the Black Sea being “dug by Ukrs.” [Ukr – a pejorative term for

Photo Fake: The Azov Regiment Bathed in an Ice-Hole in the Form of Swastika

A fake photo, initially published in the blog of gmorder on January 19, is being actively spread around social networks. Although the author of this post tagged it as “humor” and wrote in comments that this was photoshoped image, its readers took the photo seriously and started to disseminate it in social networks. Even the odious ex-member of the Ukrainian parliament Vadim Kolesnichenko posted it on his Facebook page. In

Fake Photo of “Azov” Battalion Volunteers Appeared on the Internet

On June 3, the portal “Novini Rosii” (English: News of Russia) published an article called [English: “Backbone of National Guard: ultras and Right Sector”]; this article is accompanied by a photo with the caption [English: “recruitment of volunteers to the ‘Azov’ battalion”]. In the article itself, the writer doesn’t even mention ultras or Right Sector; the writer contemplates the idea that war in Ukraine benefits oligarchs. The photo spread across

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